Baylor Football: Travon Blanchard Chared With Domestic Assault

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Another Baylor football player finds himself in trouble with the law, after police charged Travon Blanchard with domestic assault.

Blanchard’s charges stem from an incident that took place earlier this year, when it was alleged that Blanchard had gotten violent with his ex-girlfriend, according to KWTX.

The fifth-year senior has been suspended from the program since the incident initially came to light.

“The accusations made against Travon are the same accusations made by the same woman who requested the protective order filed earlier this year,” Blanchard’s defense attorney said in a statement.

Tuesday evening Travon Blanchard was picked up by the Baylor Police Department on a warrant issued by the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s office for a misdemeanor charge involving an allegation of an incident between Travon and an ex-girlfriend at a Houston area restaurant,” his attorney said in a statement.

“The accusations made against Travon are the same accusations made by the same woman who requested the protective order filed earlier this year. Her initial accusations connected to this arrest were contained in the February 2017 police or event report released earlier this year. The woman alleged that Travon snatched keys out of her hand which she claimed cut her pinky finger in the process. We look forward to representing Travon and bringing out the truth in court.”

Baylor also released a statement on the matter.

“Travon Blanchard was suspended from all team activities immediately after learning of allegations made against him in February. That status has not changed and he has had no involvement with the program since that time,” the statement read.

“The university is aware of the arrest made today in connection with the previous allegations against Blanchard and will monitor the developments of this charge for any additional decision regarding his affiliation as a student-athlete.”

Blanchard has been a key contributor in the Bears’ secondary for the past two years as a starter. Whether he ever returns to the team and suits p in a Bears uniform again remains to be seen.

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